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Ukraine Today's special report: Russia attempts to derail Montenegro's NATO accession

Montenegro’s Prime Minister believes anti-government protests last month were orchestrated by the Kremlin, according to Ukraine Today.

Milo Djukanoviс, Prime Minister of Montenegro: "There is no doubt that Russia played an active role and from now on, plays an active role in the organization of anti-government protests in the capital Podgorica. Protesters expected that after our response to the protest, there would be war in Montenegro," Ukraine Today reports.

As the small Balkan state's membership to NATO is due to be finalized by the end of this year, the uprising may be a warning from Moscow perhaps, that accession to the Euro-Atlantic military alliance could lead to frostier relations; all in the wake of events in Ukraine. The country's leader remains adamant Vladimir Putin main goal is to stir up tensions.

See unian.info’s video section for more of the latest news from Ukraine in video from Ukraine Today, Ukraine’s 24-hour English-language news channel.

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